From 1927 through the 1950s, Madison, Indiana, real estate agent and amateur photographer Harry Lemen captured scenes along the Ohio Valley in Madison, Hanover and Jefferson County, Indiana. The Madison-Jefferson County Public Library inherited his Kodak Brownie camera, his prints, and negatives. Starting in 2003, the library scanned many of the photos to make them available to the public.
I coordinated the technology aspects of the project in collaboration with our county historian who focused on the history behind the images. I established best practices for scanning and Dublin Core metadata and also trained interns who assisted with scanning.
I first designed the collection as part of the Indiana State Library’s ContentDM server. I later migrated and designed the collection on the library servers using the Omeka content management system.
Note: This site has since been moved to a new server.